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Costa & Vulakovich Reintroducing Waterfront Development Measure

HARRISBURG, Jan. 21, 2015 – Working to spur economic development along Pennsylvania’s waterfront areas, Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-38) and Jay Costa (D-43) are reintroducing legislation intended to encourage private investment in job creation efforts, environmental improvements…   Continue reading →

Costa Comments on Heroic Actions of Rankin Police Chief

 Harrisburg, Dec. 5, 2014 — State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) expressed his thoughts today on the life-saving actions of Rankin Police Chief Ryan Wooten who responded to a serious two-vehicle crash with multiple injuries on…   Continue reading →

Costa, Hughes: Corbett, Republicans Accountable for $ 2 Billion Deficit

Harrisburg – Dec. 3, 2014 – Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Phila.) said the $ 2 billion plus budget deficit disclosed at today’s Mid-Year Budget…   Continue reading →

Costa Excited to Serve Citizens in Reconfigured Senate District

Harrisburg – Dec. 1, 2014 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D- Allegheny) said today that he was excited to begin serving citizens in the newly configured 43rd Senate District. [caption id="attachment_3225" align="alignright" width="300"] Download Hi-Res Map…   Continue reading →

Costa Responds to Corman’s Suggested Lame-Duck Session Comments

Harrisburg – Nov. 21, 2014 – State Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following reaction to incoming Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman’s (R-Centre) comments about the possibility of a lame-duck legislative session…   Continue reading →

Costa Re-elected Leader; Senate Democratic Leadership Team Chosen

Harrisburg, Nov. 12, 2014 – Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was re-elected to lead his caucus in the next legislative session. Costa will be joined by a leadership team that will assist in…   Continue reading →

Costa Comments on Death of Sen. Mike Waugh

Harrisburg – Oct. 8, 2014 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) expressed his thoughts on the death of former Sen. Mike Waugh of York County. Senator Waugh served as a member of the General Assembly for…   Continue reading →

Costa Applauds Passage of Legislation Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Harrisburg – Sept. 24, 2014 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following the statement on the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 1182, the Medical Cannabis Act. Costa’s statement is as follows: “Senate Bill…   Continue reading →

Corbett’s Action on Budget Illustrates Republican Dysfunction

Harrisburg – July 10, 2014 – Members of Senate Democratic Leadership issued the following statements concerning Gov. Tom Corbett’s line-item veto of funding for the General Assembly and his renewed call for lawmakers to consider pension…   Continue reading →



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